Letter to Grigori Zinoviev, August 30 or 31, 1915

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 30 August 1915

Written August 30 or 31, 1915
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. Sent from Sörenberg to Hertenstein. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 43, page 488b.

Answer Meshcheryakov.

I advise getting Shklovsky to tackle Grimm (either if he is going 1.IX) or by telephone. We must get a reply from Grimm.

You to write the report (on Russia)[1] (if need be I will send you Rech).

I believe a resolution will suffice (we have a draft: “condensed”. It can be corrected). Why make a declaration? If we find a common language with Radek, we can write it there. If not, and if we are on our own, then what need is there for a declaration, who is it for?

My regards to everybody,



  1. This refers to the Report on the Activities of the CC, RSDLP During the War made to the First International Socialist Conference. The report was written by Zinoviev, edited by Lenin and published in No. 2 of the I.S.C. Bulletin for November 27, 1915.